Friday, November 18, 2011

KSCC: Holiday Presents

Well actually, I'm working on Christmas presents... so I can't talk about that.

Instead, I'm going to talk about a great source of inspiration:

Now if you haven't checked this out yet, you're missing out on a sort of creative artistic ebay like site. Maybe if Ravelry and Ebay had a baby...

Anyway, gobs & gobs of amazing creative hand-made, vintage, beautiful creations. I can spend hours on there looking at all the amazing work (but of course then I wouldn't get any work done!). If you're not a very artsy/crafty person there is lots of stuff to buy, you can support small artists & hobbiest while giving your friends or family something truly unique. If you are artsy Etsy can also be a great source of inspiration!

Meredith Dada
Meridith Dada on etsy makes these exquisite little beaded birds. If you wanted to make one, gluing the beads on to a form would be time-consuming, but it looks like a lot of fun.

I used to make all sorts of bead animals just with beads & string. It's like knitting fair isle.

I love these up-cycled prints on old pages, this is one of my favourites. I think they'd look really nice framed in series and grouped together. Be a little cautious when purchasing, RococcoCos are original artwork, but I've seen others that are free photoshop brushes printed out, not really worth the money.

Art Whims
These simple but elegant little snowmen, are so creative! Cutting out and painting some very basic wooden ones can make great placeholders or even gift tags that can be used year after year.

There are tons of great stockings (you can get kits from places like knitpicks) you can have customized for the kids. I also love the painted ball ornaments, with glitter or metallic coloured paint you can turn a really simple and cheap ornament into something beautiful.

Okay I've got some work to do!


  1. Etsy's brilliant!

    Also, while you can't purchase from here, is a HUGE source of inspiration for the crafy and DIYer. I can spend way too much time on that site!

  2. Noooooo! I've been trying SO hard to resist that site! :D